24h online prayer initiative – December 14

CALL FOR JOINT PRAYER AND FASTING – 14TH OF DECEMBER 2021

24h online prayer initiative for Christians in Belgium

The corona crisis is giving heavy repercussions to our country. Now is a time to stand in unity and pray and fast together. Will you join us? We pray for healing of the sick, of confusion, division, fear, control, half-truths… The Bible describes a miraculous deliverance of Peter from prison as the people prayed continuously together (Acts 12:4). Praying together makes miracles happen. 24 different leaders from all over the country will each lead a one-hour prayer slot, in ENG, FR and NL.

More information?

Some news, developments and tools

It has been a long time since you received a mailing from Pray4belgium, but that does not mean that we had fallen asleep or stopped working: we had an internal reorganisation. Prayer and intercession remain important and crucial. Pray4belgium especially wants to promote and publicise national prayer initiatives, and network with all existing initiatives in our country. God has a plan with Belgium, and wants to bless, but He also wants to see people who stand up and cry out to Him for His grace and salvation.

The website of Pray4belgium has recently been updated: Go and have a look at our website! There you can find out what we do (or have done), but also find materials and tools to pray for Belgium: useful for your personal prayer life, and certainly also in prayer groups. For example, there is a brochure “The spiritual climate of Belgium: why and how to pray?” (30 pages), with 23 chapters explaining our country and 30 concrete prayer topics. Click for more explanations. Or a shorter text for your prayer time: a list of ‘spearheads’ in prayer, the key topics for our country.

There is also other good news: a prayer chain was already started in 2009 on the Flemish side, but in 2020 it has been completely reorganised and recently all its texts have been translated into French and English. This means that you can all join in the prayer for one of the seven ‘mountains’ (spheres of influence or sectors) of our country: (1) politics, government, justice, (2) economy and finance, (3) education and science, (4) culture and media/ entertainment, sports, (5) social and medical sector, (6) family, marriage and children, or (7) church and religion(s). So, when Paul calls us to pray for those in high places (1 Tim. 2:2), it applies to each of these areas. Do you join us?

How does it work? Each person chooses one mountain (or several), and is sent only those prayer topics for which he/she signs up, ± 4 to 8 times a year. Aim to set aside ± one hour per week for this (but any shorter time is also welcome!). Try to choose a fixed time per week. The prayer topics are sent by email, and also by WhatsApp. The full explanation, also about the seven mountains, can be read on the website.

Please register at 247gebed_gerda@telenet.be (Gerda) and let us know for which area(s) you would like to receive prayer information. So that our country may be covered with prayer day and night!

Furthermore, Mahabba organises an annual conference on November 27 (10-16h) in Anderlecht. The goal is to learn how we can be a more fruitful witness to our Muslim neighbours, a.o. by praying for them together. Highly recommended! For all info, click on their website.

If you know of other national prayer initiatives or prayer days, please let us know and we will be happy to announce them. We want to unite all our prayer forces to see this country transformed for the Kingdom of our God.

We wish you God’s richest blessings!
Ignace Demaerel, Brussels

New book ‘Belgium come forth!’

Places are chosen for purpose, even if they are covered with concrete for centuries.
The land of Belgium has been given a mandate to bring counsel from a place of rest-for kings in the political and the spiritual realm. No wonder the enemy covets this land so much.
In this book, the story of the nation of Belgium is put on display. Scrolls are opened and a prophetic call to repentance, healing and restoration is released. After reading this book, you can do nothing but intercede, not only for Belgium, but also for all the nations that gather on Belgian territory.
The book has just been released and is avallable on Amazon and other on-line platforms soon.

Endorsed by different leaders for Belgium and abroad.
Written by a Belgian.
If you have a heart for this country, the book can help you understand the spiritual dynamic of the land better and help you intercede further. For such a time as this…

  • Foreword – Anne Hamilton
  • Introduction – Anne Griffith
  • Appendix – Jean-Antoine
  • Afterword – Ignace Demaerel

Together for Europe – May 8, 2021

“The unity of Europe was the dream of a few. It has become the hope of many. Today it is a necessity for everyone. ”
(Konrad Adenauer, one of the founders of the European Union)

INVITATION
The Belgian Christian movements, associations and communities, united in the international network “Together for Europe”, and the Chapel for Europe invite you to the online event: “Unity and Reconciliation”.
This online event will take place on May 8, 2021, between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM, on the occasion of Europe Day 2021.

Dialogue with Mgr. Delville, Bishop of Liège, “Some aspects of Pope Francis’ encyclical” Fratelli tutti “”
and with Ms. Cindy Franssen, Belgian MEP, “Some key elements to bring about greater fraternity and solidarity in Europe”.
Challenging testimonials, actions taken, music and singing.
A moment of joint prayer. “Together for Europe”, that is …
… Friendship between the movements,
… Commitment to the poor, to the environment, to peace,
… And also in these times of pandemic, an increasingly strong sign of hope

Visit us on the YouTube channel Chapel for Europe on May 8 at 4pm.

So, goodbye!

The Belgian National Committee of Together for Europe
together.ensemble@skynet.be

https://www.together4europe.org/en/a-bruxelles-nella-cappella-per-leuropa/

The National Day of Prayer: April 25, 2020 – 10-13h online

The National Day of Prayer will take place in spite of all the corona situation, albeit in a different form.

Prayer is fortunately not forbidden, and certainly not bound or confined: thanks to modern technology we can even do it on a much larger scale than usual. If we are still locked in, praying is probably the best thing we can do!

So on Saturday April 25th we will have an online prayer session from 10am to 1pm, via zoom. This session will consist of about 12 blocks of 15 minutes, and will be very diverse: Dutch, French and English, old and young, male and female, white and black. Together we will stand in unity for our country.

The theme is: ‘born for such a time as this’ (Esther 4:14). God did not place us in this time and in this country for nothing. Intercessors are like watchmen on the wall. God also has a plan with the corona crisis, and wants to wake up this world. If we handle this well, we will emerge stronger from this crisis!

If “zoom” is new to you, it’s really very easy. You can download Zoom easily and for free: https://zoom.us/support/download

To participate in the zoom session (up to 500 people), you will have to click on this link: https://www.gebedsnetwerk.be/ndopzoom

If you can’t go to ‘zoom’, you can also follow the whole event on Youtube (via livestream), via this link: https://www.gebedsnetwerk.be/ndoplivestream

Please log in on time, because at the beginning we give all the practical instructions, e.g. for translations.

Encourage your friends, even abroad, to participate (it is trilingual). If the timing doesn’t suit you, you can follow this whole session at a later time, both on zoom and on Youtube (via the same link).

Let’s stand up for our country en masse and in unity! And remember: every prayer will end up on God’s ‘desk’ in a golden bowl!

The preparatory committee, Ignace, Frieda, Paul, Donat, Hélène, Esther, Jean & Caro, Yves, Isabelle, Joel, Brecht, Luc, Rabi, Michiel and others

Seminar Wytze Valkema: 4-5 October 2019

The seminar with Wytze Valkema (October 4-5) is now coming closer. Wytze is for the second time as a speaker in our midst. He is a prophetic intercessor and worship leader, active in Amersfoort (The Netherlands), but he also travels and teaches internationally, and comes regularly in Brussels. Wytze is at the same time a painter, musician and composer of worship music. He finally wrote a book ‘The Courts of Heaven. Experiencing the power of intercession in the House of Prayer’ (2016).

We look forward to a powerful time of worship, teaching and ministry / impartation, and expect special times in God’s presence.

Place and time:

– Christelijke Kerk Bethanië, Rollewagenstraat 76, 1800 Vilvoorde

– Friday evening (October 4) 7:30 pm and Saturday 10 am-5pm.

All further info can be found in the attachment! We hope to welcome you there!

Praying for elections: 19-26 May 2019

We live in a period of elections in Belgium. You will have noticed on TV or in the streets. Some of you will have the opportunity to vote, others won’t. But you can influence the elections and Belgian politics anyway, through the power of prayer! Our country needs it desperately. It’s far better for us to pray for our politicians than to complain about them.

Since 2003 “Pray4belgium” has organized a prayer action during the week before the elections (19-26 May).

You could be a big blessing for our country! Let’s believe for a spiritual change!

John Van Ruusbroec (1293-1381): A Flemish Mystic

John Van Ruusbroec (1293-1381) is relatively unknown, which is rather a pity. Yet he had already gained international fame in his own day, and people would travel from afar to be able to speak to him. He was considered one of the great mystics of the southern Netherlands, and is still one of the most translated authors in Dutch literature. He is really worth to be studied deeper: the way he experienced God was very intense and deep, and may be an encouragement for us to also seek God’s face more. And it’s good to know the old spiritual wells in our country. May this article help in this!

See this link:
http://www.ignacedemaerel.be/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/John-van-Ruusbroec-ENG.pdf

National Day Of Prayer – April 27, 2019

This is at least our aim for this day:

  • to pray and worship together
  • to build a throne for our God
  • to seek His face and His will for our nation.

We will stand shoulder to shoulder in the gap for Belgium and experience the power of unity in prayer! Our goal is nothing less than breakthrough and revival, a shift in the spiritual atmosphere over the nation.

This day is open to all Christians. We focus on the whole of Belgium and will do it in three languages (EN, FR & Dutch).

When? Saturday 27 April 2019, from 9am to 11pm

Where? Vineyard Brussels, Boulevard du Souverain 220, 1160 Auderghem